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Do I need a new PSU?

post #1 of 17
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The one I have right now is a 700W one from some random company that isn't well known. For the specs in my signature, what brand of PSU should I buy and how many watts? I plan on upgrading to a 6870 or 6950 sometime soon though.
post #2 of 17
A 700W is more than enough to even run 6950's in crossfire with your setup - just get a good brand name such as Antec, Silverstone, Corsair, ect. - you could get away with a quality 500 - 550w psu if you don't plan on going crossfire
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700W is PLENTY. That's not to say what you have is reliable or safe, we would need more information to determine that.
post #4 of 17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207012 is all you would need, even if you got a 6950.
post #5 of 17
Yep 700W would be plenty if you could trust that your PSU could actually output 700W of decently clean power. Suspiciously cheap, off brand PSU's almost always fail to come close to their rated power output, though.

Edit: Also, yeah, a good 400-500+ W would be good enough for all but the highest end single card setups. For reference, what I have doesn't ever draw over 225W.
Edited by Nickosha - 4/5/11 at 9:03am
post #6 of 17
Why not tell us what the brand and actual model number it is? Who knows, it might be better than you think.
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Why not tell us what the brand and actual model number it is? Who knows, it might be better than you think.
Its called OCZ
post #8 of 17
OCZ has made lots of 700W units. GameXStream, EliteXStream, StealthXStream, StealthXStream II, ModXStream Pro, Fatal1ty. All with 700W versions, and all of different quality levels. Which is yours?
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OCZ has made lots of 700W units. GameXStream, EliteXStream, StealthXStream, StealthXStream II, ModXStream Pro, Fatal1ty. All with 700W versions, and all of different quality levels. Which is yours?
No idea, but it is all black.
post #10 of 17
dude some OCZ psus are decent the ocz in my sig isn't terrible and it works for my 5850 and i5 750 with no hitches
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